The life course of older people in precarious housing (2018–2021)

Abstract:
Although there are increasing numbers of older people living precariously in private rental housing, little is known of the life course circumstances that result in insecure housing tenancy in older age. This project draws on life course theory to examine how personal, policy and societal factors interact to affect housing pathways of older people. The project will identify the critical points at which intervention will prevent the emergence of housing disadvantage. It will inform housing, homelessness and aged care policy and assist in addressing Australia‿s challenge of delivering appropriate housing support and services for the ageing population.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Senior Lecturer in Social Work
    School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Honorary Associate Professor
    School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council